In order to initiate a new collaboration model between art fairs, galleries, and artists, "Voices" collaborates with Emerson Wang, a seasoned curator with a background in European modern and contemporary art history, who has lived in Europe for nearly fifteen years. Through the curator's central coordination of venue and artwork display, as well as the overall visual effects of the space, combined with a clear contextual narrative, the exhibition aims to indicate a new direction for art display. Artists are also encouraged to present more comprehensive creative concepts through thoughtful consideration of space.
The Planetary Living
The narrative of “Voices” starts with the reflection on human’s reality and environmental issues, “The Planetary Living”. Works of the Italian sculptor Willy Verginer embodies the intimate care towards social sustainability, while Zan-Lun Huang ‘s large-scale installation explores the transcending boundary between human and animals, and the impact of biotechnology, guiding the audience to reflect on the meaning of human existence. By crafting rolling hills with unconventional regional woods, Mizutani Atsushi conveys humanity's curiosity and exploration of the unknown mysteries of nature. Meanwhile, utilizing red iron oxide as medium, artist Tomohiro Kato creates portrait drawing and body sculpture, re-imagining preconceived social norms and reflecting on the meaning of humanity in response to our environment.
Intrapersonal and Interpersonal
“Intrapersonal and Interpersonal,” centers around the exploration of inner spirit and surroundings. Nick Dong’s installation work guides the audience back to their inner state, re-examining the human condition in response to technology through singing bowls and sound vibrations. Yu-Jung Chen dives into the internal temporality of the space, and creates an ambiguous state between natural and artificial objects. Transforming sound waves and vibrations into audio-visual images through automated algorithms, he aims to change our perception of the existing environment.
Visible and Invisible
“Between Visible and Invisible” explores the edge of the visible and invisible. Adopting the wind map used for weather observation, Chung-Kun Wang turns it into visual statistics, with the dense arrows serving as the focal point of the installation. It is a mechanical device representing a wind field, striking a bell to evoke the sound of the wind. Meanwhile, Jung-Wei Hsieh adopts natural light on-site and creates an installation space through her paintings, capturing the often overlooked moment when light meets painting. Exploring beyond the limitations of materials, Julia Hung transforms traditional weaving into vibrant sculptures, creating works that embody their own life. The exhibition also serves as a spatial challenge for artists, as they dive into their imagination, exploring ways to present their inner state within a tangible physical space.
“Generation and Destruction” revolves around the continuity and decline of life. Wuchienhsing‘s work delves into the growth and decline of the family-owned auto repair business, unfolding a collaborative relationship with his mechanic father. He extracted the family history into sculptures and installations where the value of art cannot be measured; Reflecting on past family business that faced the decline of traditional craftsmanship, Shu-Kai Lin looks back on the remaining models, revisiting these moments of memories in life. In the process of recasting, he dives into his own individual cognition and recreates the memories through his works; In Teng-Yuan Chang’s work, the parrot-human character and the apocalyptic background transport the timeline into the future. The world he creates, though non-existent, resonates with our reality. In the ambiguous interplay of misunderstanding and justification, it prompts a reflection on contemporary phenomena.